Pariah Films

From Audiovisual Identity Database

Background

This is Gavin Polone's production company.

(September 12, 2002-December 6, 2016)

Logo: Set on a crumbled village, a red-cloaked man emerges from a stack of rocks as an angry mob chases him in the distance, while the glowing gold word "PARIAH" is seen above. The man runs against the screen as the mob comes closer while his cloak covers up the screen.

Variants:

  • A long version exists where the man's emergence is darker and after he runs up at the screen, a fire arrow is launched and forms the company name above on a black background.
  • A still version exists.

Technique: 2D hand-drawn animation.

Music/Sounds: A dramatic orchestrated fanfare with the sound of bells and a wordless chorus. On TV shows, the mob are heard chanting "The evil one!" and "Get him!".

Music/Sounds/Variants:

  • During the early use of this logo, it had a dramatic medieval theme with the sound of the mob, with some additional banter between both sentences.
  • On Zombieland, it used a different theme played with dogs barking in the background and a lone church bell when the text appears.
  • Sometimes, the closing theme of the show or the network's generic theme plays over the logo.

Availability: Uncommon. The short version was seen on the short-lived 2002 revival of Family Affair, Hack, My Boys, The Showbiz Show, Emily's Reason Why Not and strangely at the start of the film Population 436, in spite of the long version being introduced two years before it came out. The long version is seen on the films Zombieland, Primeval, Nerdland, Premium Rush and the unsold pilot for D.O.T.S. The still version was seen on the short-lived HBO series Tell Me You Love Me.